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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
DrBob #567234 June 07th 2012 4:58 pm
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Finished 1 Gull-wing.

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wrcsixeight #567236 June 07th 2012 5:09 pm
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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
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Went to the Wal-Mart to have my wheels balanced and rotated. I bought wrangler radials from them less than 1 year ago installed, balanced, and everything. Well lately I have been getting some low speed vibrations and knew from experience that the wheels went out of balance and well sure enough they were, all 4 completely out of balance. So they balanced and rotated them for free because I got lifetime balance and rotation when I purchased the tires. The head tech said he had trouble getting the wheel nuts off because they were on very tight (manufacture specs calls or 135 ft-lbs), and so I knew from that there would be more problems such as a stripped wheel stud and sure enough when I went home to fix one of the center caps I found a stud to be completely stripped so I just came back from autozone after purchasing a new stud and nut but it's raining and won't be able to replace until tomorrow. Now I'm worried that I have other studs that need to be replaced and I just don't have the damn money.

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wrcsixeight #567264 June 07th 2012 7:12 pm
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If they stripped them they should replace them.
One hell of a lawsuit if you loose a wheel and hurt somebody.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
DrBob #567273 June 07th 2012 8:10 pm
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Well they make you sign a wavier that doesn't hold them liable for any damages.

Normally when I remove and install wheels I do everything with hand tools not air guns or anything like that. But hey it was one lug nut one stud and I do have a habit myself of over tightening the nuts but I have never stripped one doing it...

For the sake of it I'm going to go and remove and install one nut at a time to check to see if any others are stripped so I can get the headache over with now instead of on the road when I drive up north in a couple weeks. Hate to have a wheel come off doing 70!

I'm still at awe how all 4 wheels went out of balance, and they were way out of balance.

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wrcsixeight #567278 June 07th 2012 8:42 pm
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I had the bearings packed earlier this week. Today a bath and quickie-wax. Then I decided to try to get the radio out. Now I'm headed to the radio forum to ask questions about how to do that!


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CPSChevyVan #567280 June 07th 2012 8:55 pm
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I'm jealous, your top is more aerodynamic then mine frown

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wrcsixeight #567287 June 07th 2012 10:03 pm
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It was pretty standard issue in the early nineties. I need to do some work on it. My van suffers from 18 years of love from my father, the original Jim-wacker. Still undoing a lot of "repairs". What kind of top do you have? Mines a Mark III conversion. I've seen almost the exact same top on Dodges and Fords.

I think the newer ones look more "tacked-on" than the classics.


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CPSChevyVan #567291 June 07th 2012 10:09 pm
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Sherry Designs from 1995. I have a photo, I have plenty of photos before I started to really work on Walter. I have to wax Walter and upload some new photos. But my top is so un-aerodynamic in terms of efficiency and speed but it does create a good downforce. My last van was a Sherry Discovery from 2003 ish era and that thing was so aerodynamic, but that 5.9L killed.

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